Martin-Andersen-Nexö-Gymnasium Dresden

The Martin-Andersen-Nexö-Gymnasium Dresden (MANOS) is a selective high school in Dresden, Germany, with a special focus on mathematics and sciences. It is originated from the former school for radio mechanics in the GDR. It is named after the Danish writer Martin Andersen Nexø.


  • 1903 Creating of classes for secondary education at the Bürgerschule Blasewitz
  • 1904 Planning for an own school building
  • 1907 Start of the building
  • 1908 Inauguration of the new school building as Realgymnasium Blasewitz on April 30 1908
  • 1938 Renaming to Schillerschule Blasewitz
  • 1945 Anglo-American air raid on Dresden on February 13 1945, damages on the roof framing of the school building
  • 1945 Begin of school on October 1 1945 at the Oberschule Dresden-Ost school in separated schools for boys and girls
  • 1947 First mixed classes on September 1 1947
  • 1949 Fusion of the separated schools to the Oberschule Dresden-Ost school
  • 1954 Renaming to Martin-Andersen-Nexö-Oberschule
  • 1963 School for radio mechanics
  • 1964 School for electronic industry
  • 1969 Inauguration of the Martin-Andersen-Nexö-Denkmals memorial on June 26 1969
  • 1986 Selective school for mathematics and sciences
  • 1992 Foundation of the Gymnasium Dresden-Blasewitz high school in Seidnitz (former 94th POS) with a branch for advanced mathematics and science courses
  • 1998 The school building in the Kretschmerstraße street becomes parent house of the Gymnasium Dresden-Blasewitz high school
  • 2001 The school gets officially back the name "Martin-Andersen-Nexö-Gymnasium" Dresden


The school focuses early on a more advanced education in mathematics and sciences. An entrance examination has to be passed in order to get into the school. With more classes than normal in mathematics, biology, physics, chemistry and informatics the students from grade 7 on learn more than students in a regular high school.

The school has also a contract with the Technische Universität Dresden. This contract allows the school to send grade 11 and grade 12 students to that university in order to experience early what it is like to research and work scientifically. In grade 7 and 8 students go to the University of Dresden for one week as well, where they work on a small experiment. At the end of the week they present their results in front of an audience consisting of professors of the university, teachers of the school, and other students.

Students take part in competitions like the International Physics Olympiad, the International Olympiad in Informatics or the International Chemistry Olympiad on a regular basis.

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